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BrewDog Abstrakt AB:09

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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 513   ABV: 17.1%
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AB:09 is a 17.1%, Cranachan Imperial Stout, brewed in September 2011, and has been peacefully maturing in our amazing single grain whisky barrels since. The Cranachan Imperial Stout was inspired by the famous Scottish desert, and was brewed with a mountain of dark malts, loads of oats, Scottish heather honey and local raspberries. The beer was then transferred to oak casks to mature for 6 months.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnoaksson (653) - , SWEDEN - APR 1, 2013
Inom konsten har man begreppet horror vacui - skräck för tomrum. Det beskriver människans inneboende rädsla för tomma ytor och vår benägenhet att fylla ut varje centimeter av vår omgivning med innehåll (eller åtminstone stoppning). Med den teorin som filter är det sedan möjligt att tolka Abstrakt 09 - om än ofördelaktigt. För är det något som ligger det här ölet i fatet är det att den är så belamrad med smaker att den inte lämnar några andrum för sinnena. Fast i rätt mängder - högst en deciliter - är det här för ölkonnässörer vad den heliga graalen var för tempelriddarna.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (10269) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle at Christiandssands brygghus. black colour with a tan head. Aroma is peat, coffee, heather, alcohol, licorice, sugar. Flavour is peat, licorice, coffee, heather, alcohol, fruit, whiskey. Full body. nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13214) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle, at Christianssands Brygghus. An oily, black beer with a small, tan head. The aroma has lots of molasses, dark chocolate and coffee. Some dark sugars. Nice bitterness in the flavor.com along with all the dark flavors found in the aroma. Full body, sweetish and soft. Lasting finish. A nice one indeed, although way too warming. 130323

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (5595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle@CB. Pours black with a tiny beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, grains, peat, soy sauce and caramel. Flavor is sweet and warming with some roasted grains, dried fruits,soy sauce and licorice. Full body, soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garlic_of_Doom (444) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2013
Pours black with lacing, no head to talk about. Aroma is sweet and roasted, with red fruit, vanilla, tobacco and liquorice, some port wine notes at the end. Taste has dark chocolate, red fruit, roasted malts leaned against sweet notes and also salty liquorice. Heating alcohol at the end but it does not feel like 17% at all. Very smooth and velvety mouth feel, low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3000) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2013
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika, september 2012 release. Black color, ok foam. Aromas of licorice, malt, whisky, dried fruits Full body & high complexity. Sweet- but ok balance with some alcohol sting Very enjoyable

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle 375ml @ Christianssand Brygghus, Kristiansand
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, vanilla, oak, alcohol, chocolate and dried fruits. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, oak, vanilla and roasted finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geiserich (3307) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle: Very intensive, alcoholic aroma. Notes of black currants, raisins, rum plums, roasted malt, cacao. Very dark brown to black color, quickly diminishing brown head. Flavor is full alcoholic, roasted malt, notes of coffee, dark chocolate, rum, whiskey, dark fruites. Light sharp, alcoholic and roasty finish. Tasty but all in all a too present alcohol note.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2013
[375ml bottle, Appellation Wines, Edinburgh] Deep, slightly hazy, red beer with only a thin lacing to speak of. Nose is raspberry, pretty much all the way. At first, there wasn’t a huge amount of fruit noticeable on the flavour – but once the sweet, boozy molasses died a little, the beer sharpened very nicely on the finish. Definitely benefited from ageing [18022013]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (2927) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2013
Pours black with no real head. Smells strongly of booze, the raspberry smell having gone when compared to a fresher bottle I’d tried. Really boozy, hurt my eyes when drinking. Good long finish, but a very mellow stout.


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